Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jack44, Aug 8, 2012.
My bear load for my 1894S and SBH is a 265gr Hornady Interlock .430" (sku #4300) over 22gr of H110 for 1650fps in the carbine, and 1300+fps in the revolver...
Not max in either, but accurate in both...
20.5g Alliant 2400
20" ballard barrel: 1750 fps
Work up to it from 19.5g and stop at best accuracy.
Best jacketed load I've had passed on to me:
300 grain Speer UniCor hollow point #2482 seated to 2.53"
Winchester brass, 2.1" trim
CCI 200 primer
55 grains of H4198
2080 fps from the 1895G
If you like cast...
350g cast .460
1670 fps from the 1895G
NOTE: The above 45-70 loads are Level II Lever Action type loads ONLY! Don't use them in your Trapdoors...
What weight bullet are you driving, and what bear will you be shooting? I use the 19.5 grs with 240 gr swaged lswc as my goto round for my Redhawk. I am in the process of working up a load with 300 gr wfn.
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